world

Myanmar junta puts on show of force as protest-hit nation resists

17 Comments

The requested article has expired, and is no longer available. Any related articles, and user comments are shown below.

© 2021 AFP

©2021 GPlusMedia Inc.


17 Comments
Login to comment

This is just terrible news. I hope they are crushed somehow. Killing their own people.

1 ( +3 / -2 )

Bad timing and send the wrong message to the people and the world.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

The junta is in power, the CCP has its back, and Western legacy media has no influence. So these protests will not get anywhere.

-2 ( +3 / -5 )

I have no doubt that the people will eventually triumph.

Not just over this terrible junta, but over all the dictators like Xi, Putin etc.

0 ( +5 / -5 )

They even officially announced anti-demonstration measures like shots in the back and headshots, according to some other media.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Not everyone in Myanmar is a Suu Kyi supporter. There have been attacks on by anti-government forces. Two facts that are never mentioned by the media who are very pro the lady they have bought and paid for to lead the country.

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

Democratization of Myanmar had been seen as one of Mr. Obama's greatest foreign policy achievements during his administration. The reality is that conception was just a sandcastle that has been washed away by a returning tide.

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

What irony if, like in "War of the Worlds", the mighty Myanmar military were to be brought to its knees by an "invisible" virus even sooner than by its implacable nemesis, another formidable, "invisible" foe: the undying hatred of the Burmese peoples, their unwavering determination to be rid of fascism and their passionate desire to live in freedom and dignity.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Two facts that are never mentioned by the media who are very pro the lady they have bought and paid for to lead the country.

$600,000 is pretty cheap.

She was in charge of the genocide, so if I gave her that money, I would ask for it back.

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

Not everyone in Myanmar is a Suu Kyi supporter.

It is true logic. There will be always admirers and haters for anyone. However there is no excuse or justification for killing unarmed protesters. Imagine I come to your house and kill your seven years old daughter. Will you smile and cheer to me? It has been so extreme and unthinkable. HK social unrest has only two deaths during six months despite HK protesters were violent.

There have been attacks on by anti-government forces.

Another biased propaganda and exaggeration. They are running for not losing their lives from flying bullets. They have no luxury for attacking others. Show with real videos. There are countless atrocities committed by military supporters are circulating in youtubes and social media. Most of them were criminals released by Military by itself. Most Myanmar protesters are peaceful and law abiding. Comparing with HK rioters, they are Angles and Saints.

Two facts that are never mentioned by the media who are very pro the lady they have bought and paid for to lead the country.

There are some hero worshippers. Her father was a national hero and martyr. She is the symbol of resistance for helpless and oppressed people. She is human. Not a Goddess. Comparing with military juntas, she is more likeable and preferable. Being a woman does not mean she is a half human for male dominated Myanmar society.

In the civic society, power will be decided by votes. Not with bullets.

If military is so good for Myanmar which has been in power since 1962, no one will vote her party and risk their lives on the roads. Even she has really accepted bribe, it was a peanut comparing with successive military generals corruption. For example General Ne Win has illegally stole the 33 tons of precious Jade which was a public property.

Military will conquer the civilians with brutal killing. It will never win the hearts of civilians because of barbaric killings. Unlike 1962 to 2014, new generation Myanmar youth are not passive and submissive. It is impossible to kill almost 60 millions people from Myanmar. It is fair for them for not being fans of oppressive and brutal Samurai warlords of Myanmar.

Myanmar Shogun Conquerors will never have good night sleep due to countless innocent blood on his hands. Every dream has turned into unbearable nightmares with ghost whispers. There is only exit from nightmares is going to the hell by themselves.

3 ( +5 / -2 )

Toasted HereticToday  04:11 pm JST

I have no doubt that the people will eventually triumph.

Not just over this terrible junta, but over all the dictators like Xi, Putin etc.

The Myanmar military has murdered 330 people. The US has murdered millions in Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan... and most here are OK with that.

2 ( +6 / -4 )

As long as China Cash $$$ keeps flowing ion these dictators treasury there will never be a democracy. NK, Myanmar, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Laos, Thailand, and soon east Europe and African nations and more.... It's the old world order making a come back.

1 ( +3 / -2 )

The Myanmar military has murdered 330 people. The US has murdered millions in Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan... and most here are OK with that.

The Myanmar military have murdered far more than 330.

Let's not forget the Rohingya genocide, which numbers in the hundreds of thousands.

Also, many here are far from ok with US military atrocities.

1 ( +3 / -2 )

Toasted Heretic

The Myanmar military have murdered far more than 330.

Let's not forget the Rohingya genocide, which numbers in the hundreds of thousands.

Where did you get that phantastic number from? The total "Rohinyga" (aka Bangladeshi muslim immigrant) population is in the hundreds of thousands, and their total number has been increasing, not decreasing, so the use of the word "genocide" is absurd. Yes, the military has been cracking down hard in response to Rohingya terrorism, and you can probably find incidents of excessive force, but "genocide" and "hundreds of thousands"? Can we do without the hyperbole?

-3 ( +1 / -4 )

The total "Rohinyga" (aka Bangladeshi muslim immigrant) population is in the hundreds of thousands, and their total number has been increasing, not decreasing, so the use of the word "genocide" is absurd.

Weird, you put together two phrases, and seem to imply that you're under the misconception that everyone of an ethnicity needs to be dead before there can be a genocide, or that there cannot be births within that group.

Just because the genocidal actions were not 100% competent doesn't mean there was no genocide.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

@Nathaw: You are one of the few people posting here who seems to know anything at all about Myanmar, thank you. I hope that some in the military will come to their senses and turn on their criminal leaders, who belong on gallows. This is the flip side of militaries that all countries need to be aware of. Training of troops is essentially a form of brainwashing. That may help in battle, but it also prevents them from acting morally if their leaders are thugs. The young people of Myanmar are an inspiration, and I can only pray that they can bring sense back to the country.

A few generals murdering their youth and destroying their own families' nation for what? Money.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Where did you get that phantastic number from? The total "Rohinyga" (aka Bangladeshi muslim immigrant) population is in the hundreds of thousands, and their total number has been increasing, not decreasing, so the use of the word "genocide" is absurd.

Absurd?

Not so, says the US Holocaust Memorial Museum

https://www.ushmm.org/genocide-prevention/countries/burma/case-study/introduction/the-plight-of-the-rohingya

https://worldwithoutgenocide.org/genocides-and-conflicts/myanmar

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/nov/23/myanmar-is-still-committing-genocide-against-rohingya-says-rights-group

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/three-years-since-their-genocide-began-the-rohingya-remain-desperate-for-help/2020/08/28/897b6f8e-e706-11ea-970a-64c73a1c2392_story.html

This all didn't just start yesterday. Violent persecution against the Rohingya goes back 50 years.

and you can probably find incidents of excessive force

Yes. You certainly can.

Labelling them as terrorists is doing the junta's job.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Login to leave a comment

Facebook users

Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday. By doing so, you will also receive an email inviting you to receive our news alerts.

Facebook Connect

Login with your JapanToday account

User registration

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites